Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.